ESPN’s Mark Adams, CU Doctor David Reed, and NCUF’s Gigi Hyland on tap for 78th League Annual Meeting — 4/17/14

Set Sail for Success in Morgantown

Three powerful speakers, with three very different resumes will converge at Morgantown’s Waterfront Place Hotel in two weeks to share their passion and expertise with credit unions attending the League’s 78th Annual Meeting.

“We are excited about this solid lineup of speakers for our 78th League Annual Meeting,” said League President Ken Watts. “Each has ‘sailed to success’ in their respective professional fields, and are sure to enlighten our guests with their knowledge and experience.” Watts added.

Since 1938, the League Annual Meeting has become an annual Spring tradition that joins together credit union officials and staff to forge new friendships, learn of new system developments, and to recognize achievement.

On the opening evening, the League will be hosting a Credit Unions For Kids theme basket live auction to benefit Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). Proceeds from the auction will be donated to local CMN affiliate WVU Children’s Hospital. To date, over 20 baskets have been pledged to the auction. The League has partnered with CMN since 1995 raising thousands of dollars to benefit sick children locally.

“As with previous League sponsored fundraisers for CMN, credit unions have continued to show their generosity by donating their time and treasure to this worthy cause,” noted Watts.

The League also welcomes “extraordinist” Craig Karges as the featured after-banquet entertainment. Karges has made over four thousand appearances in seventeen countries on four continents and in all fifty states. Hecombines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible.

Keynote speaker background:

Mark Adams was a college basketball coach for 17 years. He was known as a program rebuilder who took over three different programs that were a combined 28-54 (.341) in the season prior to his arrival compared to his combined final season record at those same three schools of 59-32 (.648). His teams won two championships garnering Adams Coach of the Year honors in 1989 and national recognition.

Adams appears regularly on nationally televised college basketball games on ESPN as well as numerous appearances in studio. He is also a national motivational speaker, published author and was recently inducted into the Rocky Mountain College athletic Ring of Honor. He lives in Springboro, OH.

Gigi Hyland is the executive director of the National Credit Union Foundation. Hyland served as a member of the three-person National Credit Union Administration board, serving from 2005 until October 2012. Prior to the NCUA, Hyland was senior vice president and general counsel of Empire Corporate FCU, now Members United Corporate FCU. Hyland was CUNA's vice president of Corporate Credit Union Relations and executive director of the Association of Corporate Credit Unions from 1997 to 2002.

David Reed, Attorney, author, consultant and nationally recognized speaker, is a partner in the law firm of Reed and Jolly, PLLC and founder of CU Doctor, a full service credit union consulting practice. Through Reed and Jolly, Mr. Reed provides guidance to credit unions concerning a variety of matters including the establishment and revision of credit union policies and procedures, organizational compliance, collections, security, contractual agreements, regulatory matters and corporate governance. His engaging speaking style has garnered him status as a regular lecturer nationwide on topics such as regulatory compliance, consumer lending, bankruptcy and collections. And, he offers facilitation services and a full range of on-site training programs that can be delivered to the Board, executive team, managers or frontline staff.

A former trial attorney and Vice President and General Counsel of a large credit union, Mr. Reed is particularly noted as an expert in the areas of credit union operations, bankruptcy and collections. He has been selected to train NCUA Field Examination and Audit Staff on numerous issues including ID Theft Red Flags, S.A.F.E. Act, Third Party Contract Management and Bankruptcy matters. He also serves as editor of several industry manuals including Practical Guide to Bankruptcy: Protecting the Bank Against Bankruptcy-Related Losses; Collections Manual for Credit Unions: Debt Collection Manual: Regulations, Law and Best Practices; and Banktupcy Guide for Credit Unions.